Writers and illustrators don’t set out to write and draw just to win awards. But when an award-giving body recognizes your work, it really is an honor and a blessing. We’d like to share with you some of the Hiyas titles that have received awards throughout the years.

Ang Paglalakbay Ni Butirik

Written by A.C. Balmes

Illustrated by Kora Dandan-Albano

Butirik takes off to his dream place and gets more than what he has bargained for.

1992-93 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Third Prize

 

 

 

Si Duglit Ang Dugong Makulit

Written by Dr. Luis Gatmaitan

Illustrated by Raketshop

Duglit, a red blood cell, discovers his real worth in Mang Omeng’s body.

1994 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature,First Prize, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata

 

 

 

May Mga Lihim Kami Ni Ingkong

Written by Dr. Luis Gatmaitan

Illustrated by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero

A boy comes to terms with his grandfather’s dementia.  This is a story based on the author’s childhood experience.

2000 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Second Prize, Maikling Kathang Pambata

 

 

Sandosenang Sapatos

Written by Dr. Luis Gatmaitan

Illustrated by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero

A father’s boundless love for a disabled daughter magically crosses over the young girl’s dreams.

2001 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, First Prize, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata

 

 

The Magic of Apo Mayor

Written by Grace D. Chong

Illustrated by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero

Apo Mayor sees Teo’s good deeds and exclaims “Es Wes!” to express his pleasure.

2001 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, First Prize, Short Story for Children

 

 

 

No Lipstick for Mother

Written by Grace D. Chong

Illustrated by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero

Did you ever feel ashamed of your own mother? Mayang did. Just because her mother wears no lipstick. This story will make you love and appreciate your mother even more.

2005 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, First Prize, Short Story for Children

 

 

Big Brother

Written by Grace D. Chong

Illustrated by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero

Bunsoy’s Kuya Tinuy isn’t like other big brothers—he’s already 21 years old but still as helpless as a baby. This book will take you and your child into the extraordinary world of persons with disabilities.

2006 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Second Prize, Short Story for Children

 

 

If you have enjoyed any of our recent children’s books (click here to view the latest four) and would like more people to read them, please nominate them to the first ever Readers’ Choice Awards, as organized by the Filipino Book Bloggers.

Please click here to know more about the nomination process. Deadline for submission of nominations is on July 22, 2012.

 

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